Seven Gratitudes - Week 2

Another week has passed and it is time to reflect! #sevengratitudesyall

1. The UMC Higher Education Foundation. They sent us this cute little Lenten Calendar. Everyday there is something small to do. I've set it up right next to my computer, and I've been enjoying taking a few minutes here and there to reflect and pray. 

2. My iRobot Roomba. Y'all this thing is amazing! I have been wanting one for years. #YEARS I just could never bring myself to splurge on such an expensive piece of hardware. Luckily my husband recognized that I needed help in the cleaning department. We are very blessed to live in a spacious parsonage with hard wood floors, but it can literally take an entire day to vacuum/sweep/dry mop/wet mop those bad boys. #iaintgottimeforthat So my darling husband scrimped and saved enough to get me one for Valentine's day. I've never been happier, but the cats have never been more terrified.

Elivra and Riggs have gotten used to it, but Murtaugh is still terrified of it. He runs upstairs and hides when it comes on. 

Elivra and Riggs have gotten used to it, but Murtaugh is still terrified of it. He runs upstairs and hides when it comes on. 

3. Spring weather and it's beautiful daffodils. I've been enjoying God's creation a lot here lately. Mostly because it's not freezing when I go outside so there is time to stop and smell the roses. It sure is starting to look like spring around here!

4. The kitchen faucet. Y'all we don't realize how lucky we have it until something stops working and you end up washing dishes in the bathtub and subsequently drying them on the bathroom the floor. #nojoke Our kitchen faucet hadn't been working properly for the entirety of our stay in our parsonage. It wasn't bad at first but then it just kept getting worse and worse until hardly any water was coming out of it. We finally got it fixed and I swear I heard angels singing when the handyman turned on the new one. #HALLELUJAH  #itonlytook1.5yearstogetitfixed #letsnottalkaboutit

5. Streaming services/Podcasts. I cannot work in silence. I just can't do it. Music is okay but I really need to hear people talking in the background. Since I work from home as a virtual assistant, without these luxuries I would be the agoraphobic crazy cat lady. 

Photo from google images and clearly credit goes to the Gilmore Guys Podcast.

Photo from google images and clearly credit goes to the Gilmore Guys Podcast.

6. Speaking of work, I'm grateful to have a job. Especially when that job lets me work from home. I was really lucky that my job in Atlanta didn't want to let me go when we moved to Virginia. So my boss allowed me to continue to work remotely and I travel to Atlanta once a quarter to check in and work in the office. Working from home is great for me since I'm an introvert. I think it would be hard for extroverts though. It can be lonely and quiet, which I like! Plus I get to spend all day with my cats, I see my husband more and I get to enjoy the neighborhood scenery as I work! My commute is super hard though. #sarcasm Going down those stairs every morning is just starting to wear me down. 

7. Since this past Wednesday was International Women's Day, I wanted to express my gratitude for all of the strong women who have gone on before us, the women in my family and all the women of the world. You are all #ba.

Let's not forget about a very important woman and mother.

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among
women,
and blessed is the fruit of
thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of
God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of
our death.
Amen.